Here’s to 2012!
The New Year is upon us and so is the time to sit down and reflect on the year that has passed – the good, the bad, the ugly and all the fabulousness in between. Most of us tend to whip out a piece of paper and pen to scribble down our 2012 Resolutions – a list of all the things we hope to achieve in the coming year. Whether you lose the list on January 1st or tack it to your fridge for the next 12 months as a constant reminder, the desire to become the best version of yourself is suddenly at the forefront of your consciousness.
Whatever your goals and desires are for 2012, make sure that your health, both physical and mental, is at the top of the list. One thing that was very prevalent to me this year was the basic ability we have to take advantage of our health and body. Life is crazy…everyone is super busy and super stressed. We race through life, eat on the go and have to-do-lists that are a mile long. So it’s pretty easy to forget the engine that gets us from here to there. If not loved and cared for, the engine will break down and some times, the damage is irreversible.
Currently in my dietetic internship and getting a very intense, up-close look at all the units within a hospital, I have become hyper aware of how delicate our seemingly indestructible engines can truly be. Our health and overall well-being is easily forgotten but when it goes array, the guilt for being hap-hazardous with something so tangible is overwhelming.
Here is my hope for you in 2012- love your body, treat it with care, feed it nutrient-dense, delicious, and simply processed foods, exercise, smile, breathe, sleep, laugh, hug, juice, kiss, indulge in moderation, and never take your health for granted. Our bodies are fragile but can be powerful and strong if given all the right ingredients.
I am abundantly thankful for my health, my family, friends, and the ability to continue to write about something I have a love and passion for – health and nutrition.
Here’s to the best year yet!
In happiness and health,